2021 is shaping up to be a big year for Riley Catherall. With his debut album ‘When I Go’ set for release on 23rd July, today he unveils his new single and video Mother Please. His third offering from his upcoming album, Mother Please follows on from the success of Vacant Lot, which received airplay on Triple J’s ‘Roots and All’, amassed over 70,000 streams, and spent 4 weeks in The Music Network’s Hot 50 airplay charts.
Produced by Damian Cafarella at EOR Studios in Melbourne, Catherall wrote Mother Please for his own mother while musing on his first taste of independence at age 18, driving away from the old house on dirt roads to his first tastes of freedom in the big wide world.
“When I turned 18 and got my license, I would always be out playing shows and driving around doing whatever it is 18-year-olds do. In turn, I’d always come home late at night and Mum would be waiting up for me to make sure I got home safe. Now that I am in Melbourne, I am no longer coming home every night, so this was a song for my mum to say ‘you don’t need to wait up for me anymore, but please don’t forget about me’,” Catherall says.
The video – shot in an old warehouse in Melbourne – was directed by Tyler Ridgeway from Shoelace Creative. Catherall says:
“I’d always wanted to do a “live” rendition of this song in a sort-of bluegrass outfit in a big open space. So, I got the entire band together and we filmed us playing the track in a run-down warehouse in Carlton. I had my good friend Tyler along to film.”
Catherall is building his profile as an outstanding country musician at a rapid rate. The first taste of the new album ‘Leave Me Out to Dry’ racked up over 50,000 streams in its first month of release, receiving adds on Spotify playlists including Finger Picks and Coast to Coast. Vacant Lot soon followed suit, spending 4 weeks in The Music Network’s Hot 50 airplay charts, along with over 65,000 streams and an ad to Apple Music’s ‘Southern Craft’ playlist.
Catherall recently returned from a co-headline tour with Golden Guitar nominee Gretta Ziller and will be hitting the road in August commencing at the Americana Festival in Wangaratta, in support of his upcoming album release. No stranger to the stage, Catherall has previously toured internationally with Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes in the UK, and has also performed at the Maverick Americana Festival, where he was crowned ‘festival favourite’.
Riley Catherall is an artist who balances gritty realism and heart-warming charm. Mother Please is a track that is the perfect showcase for this approach, featuring on his upcoming debut album ‘When I Go’, set for release on 23rd July and available for pre order now.
Sunday 1st August – Americana Festival – Wangaratta – VIC
Saturday 7th August – Curious Rabbit – Wagga Wagga – NSW
Sunday 8th August – Church St Hotel – Wodonga – VIC
Friday 13th August – Finding Fillmores – Kiama – NSW
Saturday 14th August – House Concert – Bundanoon – NSW
Sunday 15th August – House Concert – Nowra – NSW
Sunday 22nd August – Geelong Cement Bowls Club – Geelong – VIC
Thursday 9th September – Little Alberts Room – The Vic – Bathurst – NSW
Friday 10th September – The Old Bank – Dubbo – NSW
Friday 17th September – The Wheatsheaf – Adelaide – SA
Sunday 19th September – The Curtain – Melbourne – VIC
Thursday 23rd September – Petersham Bowling Club – Sydney – NSW
Friday 24th September – The Stag and Hunter – Newcastle – NSW
Sunday 26th September – The Canberra Irish Club – Canberra – ACT
Thursday 7th October – Oodies Cafe – Bundaberg – QLD
Friday 8th October – The Junk Bar – Brisbane – QLD
Saturday 9th October – Bar Wunder – Toowoomba – QLD
Sunday 17th October – Tumut River Brewing Co – Tumut – NS
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